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Borobudur or Boroboeder (both: bō´rōbŏŏdōōr´), ruins of one of the finest Buddhist monuments, in central Java, Indonesia. Built by the Sailendras of Sumatra, this magnificent shrine dates from about the 9th cent. It is a huge, truncated pyramid covered with intricately carved blocks of stone that illustrate the life of the Buddha and his teachings according to Mahayana Buddhist doctrine. A seated Buddha within may be seen from three platforms above the seven stone terraces that encircle the pyramid.

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Borobudur. The largest of Buddhist monuments, situated in mid-Java, probably built in the 9th cent. CE. The whole structure is believed to represent the Buddhist cosmology as a maṇḍala, successive levels corresponding to stages on the path. The meaning of the name Borobudur is unclear.

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Borobudur

Borobudur Ruins of a Buddhist monument in Central Java, built c.850, under the Sailendra dynasty. It comprises a stupa (relic mound), mandalas (ritual diagrams) and the temple mountain, all forms of Indian Gupta dynasty religious art.

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Borobudur a Buddhist monument in central Java, built c.800. It consists of five square successively smaller terraces, one above the other, surmounted by three galleries and a stupa.

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